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    DescriptionNow more than ever, kids want to know about our country's great struggles during World War II. This book is packed with information that kids will find fascinating, from Hitler's rise to power in 1933 to the surrender of the Japanese in 1945. Much more than an ordinary history book, it is filled with excerpts from actual wartime letters written to and by American and German troops, personal anecdotes from people who lived through the war in the United States, Germany, Britain, Russia, Hungary, and Japan, and gripping stories from Holocaust survivors--all add a humanizing global perspective to the war. This collection of 21 activities shows kids how it felt to live through this monumental period in history. They will play a rationing game or try the butter extender recipe to understand the everyday sacrifices made by wartime families. They will try their hands at military strategy in coastal defense, break a code, and play a latitude and longitude tracking game. Whether growing a victory garden or staging an adventure radio program, kids will appreciate the hardships and joys experienced on the home front.


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    Title
    World War II for Kids
    Subtitle
    A History with 21 Activities
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Richard Panchyk
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 176
    Width: 213 mm
    Height: 277 mm
    Thickness: 10 mm
    Weight: 544 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781556524554
    ISBN 10: 1556524552
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: NFXX
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: Y4.2
    BIC subject category V2: YNH
    BIC E4L: HIS
    DC21: 940.53
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Merchandise Category: JUV
    LC subject heading:
    Libri: I-C9
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/1940
    DC22: 940.53
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/1930
    B&T Book Type: JN
    B&T General Subject: 215
    Ingram Subject Code: C9
    BISAC V2.8: JNF025130
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 22920
    BISAC V2.8: JNF001000
    LC subject heading: , , ,
    LC classification: D743.7 .P36 2002
    Thema V1.0: YNH, YNJ
    Edition
    1
    Illustrations note
    b/w photos
    Publisher
    Chicago Review Press
    Imprint name
    Chicago Review Press
    Publication date
    01 September 2002
    Publication City/Country
    Chicago
    Author Information
    Richard Panchyk is the author of Archaeology for Kids and the coauthor of Engineering the City. Both of his grandfathers and three of his great-uncles were soldiers in World War II. He lives on Long Island in New York.
    Review quote
    "It is my hope that the history of World War II, rendered accessible to younger students in Richard Panchyk's readable account, will inspire another generation of Americans as we wage a new struggle against the enemies of freedom." --Senator John McCain "This well-written, well-researched book belongs on every reference bookshelf in American schools and libraries. It is a must-read book for kids and adults." -- Children's Literature "Fun reading for adults and kids." --Geri Nikolai, Rockford Register Star "Jam-packed with information that kids will find fascinating." -- Today's Parent "Chicago Review Press is famous for high quality, educational activity books. This adds a much-needed humanizing global perspective to [WWII]." --Lee Littlewood, Copley News Service "Lifts its subject out of the arid textbook world and into the living and breathing present." -- Big Apple Parent